noun, plural or·rer·ies.
Origin of orrery
Examples from the Web for orrery
Historical Examples of orrery
You therefore present this orrery to any person, and desire him to choose one of the questions there written.Endless Amusement
He gave notice, says Orrery, that he would read prayers every Wednesday and Friday.Swift
The packet being sealed, Orrery did not know the contents, and Pope asserted that he had burnt it almost as soon as received.Alexander Pope
He clutched it in his hand and touched it against the orrery, trying to remember the formula for the giving of a true name.
Then he straightened, moving his hands toward the orrery in passes too rapid to be seen.
noun plural -ries
Word Origin for orrery
1713, invented c.1713 by George Graham and made by instrument maker J. Rowley, who gave a copy to his patron, Charles Boyle, 4th Earl of Orrery (Cork) and named it in his honor.